Unfortunately I have had to reinforce this message too often recently. Sigh. So I think it doesn't hurt to give us all a reminder.
Here is the direct link to the original. Also click here for the Call to Action archive.
Training Library Workers To Help Leisure Readers
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Join us Tuesday, March 19, at 2 pm, for Acquiring the Duke: The Current State of Romance in Publishing and Libraries. The event takes place at Indian Prairie Public Library (Darien).
Romance tends to be underestimated in the shuffle of collection development, readers’ advisory, and publishing–despite comprising 23% of the US fiction market. We are bringing all aspects to the forefront with our expert panel of editors, reviewers, and authors to discuss trends in romance, traditional and self-publishing, review sources, and much more.
Registration is now open. Member: $20Nonmember: $25Register hereThis is an extremely well rounded program that will cover all areas of the genre, and it is moderated by my editor Susan [Woot!].
My Lovely Wife
by Samantha DowningPublished: 3/26/2019 by Berkley
ISBN: 9780451491725“An incredible, dark, twisty psychological thriller with two of the most seemingly normal but disturbingly depraved people you will read about in fiction. This brilliant debut needs to be at the top of your must-read list. For readers who like taut suspense and works by Gillian Flynn, B.A. Paris, and Mary Kubica.”Rachel Reeves, Weatherford Public Library, Weatherford, TX
NoveList Read-alike: Behind Her Eyes / Sarah Pinborough
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Great Middle Grade Reads for Adult Book GroupsMany adult book discussion group give YA titles a try, but today’s middle grade level is also a great resource for a book club that wants to try something different. This list of six recent titles are award winning, compelling, thought provoking, and fun to read. They will lead toward dynamic and issue driven discussions that will inspire, surprise and delight even the most high-brow groups.For the annotations on why each title works for adult book clubs you have to login to NoveList. But, for 2 of these titles, you don't need NoveList because I have detailed posts about leading these titles with a 5th and 6th grade book club-- As Brave As You and Echo.
- Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book
- Ryan, Pam Munoz. Echo
- Reynolds, Jason. As Brave As You
- Palacio, R.J. Wonder
- Kelly, Erin Entrada. Hello Universe
- Applegate, Katherine. Wishtree
You need to stop telling people that our services are free and instead say they are PRE-PAID.First, "free" is NOT accurate. People do not pay to check out the books and movies as they borrow them, but everyone does pay for the library and its services through their tax dollars. Yes, even renters pay because their rent pays for the taxes for the owner of the building.